Introducing 'Nebesiiwoo' Short-Cuff Mittens: A tribute to Mark SoldierWolf by Stormy Friday
The name 'Nebesiiwoo,' meaning 'Grandfather' in the Arapaho language, sets the stage for a heartfelt tribute to Stormy's Grandfather, Mark SoldierWolf. These mittens transcend mere winter wear to become a canvas of remembrance and homage.
The symmetrical design of 'Nebesiiwoo' unfolds a captivating narrative—a water skipper gracefully navigating beneath the stars. Meticulously crafted, the bottom half mirrors the image's reflection in the water, creating a harmonious and visually enchanting composition. The water skipper, a symbol of resilience and adaptability, becomes a poignant metaphor for Mark SoldierWolf's journey.
As you don 'Nebesiiwoo,' you not only embrace warmth but also envelop yourself in a tale of heritage and familial legacy. The outer triangles, skillfully integrated into the design, represent the Four Hills or the four stages of life. Stormy's artistry completes her Grandfather's journey through these Four Hills, adding layers of meaning to each stitch.
As each mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, there may be slight variations in the look of the leather, beadwork, and fur trim. However, we embrace these subtle differences and view them as unique mittens, more like works of art.